Feast of the Sacred Heart

Around the world today, wherever RSCJ are, we will renew our vows.  Around the world… in whatever circumstance…be it precarious, flourishing, just coming to be, changing, unsure…we will renew our vows.  We renew them on this feast of “spacious union,” where what is most completely human meets what is most gloriously divine… The feast of Generous Welcome.  It is fitting that it is named for the Heart, an image of intimate centre, when it feels like so much of what we see in this world, so much of what is imposed by unjust systems and structures and those who participate in them, is the fruit of unchecked gluttony feeding on power.  Let us be about light on new paths, by letting love pour forth from the Heart, through our own wounds and vulnerabilities, and into our broken, wondrous, and sacred world.  

Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart.

Feast of the Sacred Heart

I renew my vow to stand
within the beauty and the fissure,
within the wound;
to stand in defiance of hate and to
decry the sin of racism.

I renew my vow to love
within the beauty and the fissure,
within the wound;
to witness to love though I might shake
and I might fall.

I renew my vow to speak, to preach, to notice,
to write, to teach, to learn, to listen,
to own my own failings and my own humanity.
To hope as I stand and hope as I love.

I renew my vow to seek you and to open to you,
be found by you, formed by you;
shaped in your image and likeness,
conformed to your Sacred Heart.

Kimberly M. King, rscj

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Barbara McVeigh says:

    Happy Feast of the Sacred Heart and Renewal of Vows Day!

    Beautiful vows and beautifully written, Kim!

    Sending my love to you and gratitude for your presence and love in my life, Barbara

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Marie Dolores Hay says:

    Profound words of love and commitment. Inspirational.

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